This Week’s Writing Links: George R.R. Martin Talks Song Of Fire And Ice

George-RR-Martin-Game-Of-Thrones-Book-Show-Special-1This week’s writing links include George R.R. Martin answering Game of Thrones questions, a possible Fight Club graphic novel sequel on the way, AV Club’s best books of the year so far and a new trailer for Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity.

It’s interesting to hear Martin talk candidly about his ultra popular books, especially describing the inception of the series when he thought it might be a novella. It goes without saying that it would have been history’s longest novella (although truthfully novellas stops being novellas around 50,000 words). Martin also talks about how seeing some of his characters being brought to life on television has fleshed them out in a way they never were on the page. In other news, links!


– George R.R. Martin Answers Tough Questions About Song of Fire and Ice (io9)

– Fight Club Gets A Sequel As A Graphic Novel (yahoo)

– New Literary Agent Alert: Beth Campbell of Bookends LLC (writersdigest)

– 10 Literary Authors You Didn’t Know Wrote Science Fiction (flavorwire)

– Stephen King Talks E-Books (youtube)

– How To Write The Perfect Query Letter (writersdigest)

– Interview With Peter Clines of Ex-Heroes (guidetoliteraryagents)

– Riddick Motion Comic (facebook)

– Best Books of 2013 So Far (avclub)

– 11 Debut Novels We Love (kirkusreview)

– New Trailer For Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity (comingsoon)

– Writers Market 2014 (digestshop)

– Doris Lessing And The Perils of the Pseudonyms (newyorker)

– X-Men: Days of Future Past Comic-Con Panel (imdb)

47 Ronin Trailer (youtube)